Nine years’ jail for robbing grocery store
By:Lydia Aman
Date:
KCH-robbery-0911-lsw (T) = 224 (1) – 1

KUCHING: A local man was sentenced to nine years in prison by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a mini grocery store and taking RM345 in cash and several packs of branded cigarettes.

Judge Maris Agan meted out the sentence on Addian, 27, after he was found guilty under Section 395 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 397 of the same Code.

The court was told that the prosecution succeeded in proving a prima facie case against the accused after a full trial yesterday.

According to the charges, the accused together with a friend who is still at large committed a gang robbery in a mini grocery store at Pasar Batu 10, Kota Padawan around 9.45pm on Nov 11, 2021.

According to the facts of the case, during the incident the victim, a woman who worked as a cashier, was approached by two unknown men wearing helmets, wearing black shirts and denim pants.

The victim was suddenly pointed with a knife as the accused and his friend took a sum of RM345 in cash and several packs of cigarettes before fleeing.

After the incident, the victim came forward to file a police report for further action leading to the arrest of the accused.

The prosecution of the case was handled by deputy public prosecutor Ruvinasini Pandian while the accused was not represented by a counsel.

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